October 14, 2010

heart of the home tour

Welcome the the heart of our home.

Today I'm taking you on a tour of our kitchen...

When we bought our house 4 years ago, our kitchen was





And NOT in a good way either!

So, we gave the cupboards a fresh coat of white paint, ripped up the old flooring and replaced it with some
leftover from my aunt's remodel, replaced the countertops and spiffed up the backsplash with some wainscoting.

Overall I love my kitchen.

It really works for me...it's just big enough. 
Not too big, not too small.
Lots of counterspace and lots of storage.

I found the sign {above} at a junk store.
I knew it belonged in the kitchen...where I take their orders :)

I used some cork contact paper in the inset of this door leading to the mudroom.
This where the chore lists hang...and the kids' allowance (when they've earned it!).

I made these Halloween plates a couple years ago at a Halloween party....
super fun craft.

Here's the energy buffet!
Coffee and vitamins!
You can usually find me hanging out here in the morning.

When we were house shopping, I really wanted a kitchen with
window that looked out to the backyard.
(don't look at the dead plants in the window box!)

I wanted to be able to slave away AND watch the kiddos
building forts
whatever else they can think of :)

I'm not showing you my microwave because it's super cool or something...
just showing you my Post-It scriptures I keep on there.
I have to change them often...
a constant reminder to


Uh, this post has been up for several days and I just realized I forgot to photograph one whole side of the kitchen! :)
Here's a link.....HERE YA GO!
Well, there you have it!

Short, but sweet!

You're welcome anytime.

They're doing a link-up over at Note Songs and everyone is
sharing the heart of their homes...so I'm linkin' up too...
on friday, i'm also linkin' to



Shelia said...

Hi Alicia! Oh, your kitchen is so lovely! Love your beautiful cabinets and the bead board and the color of your walls! You've set up some pretty and cute vignettes too!
Thank you so much for coing to my party.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

SmilingSally said...

Hello Alicia,

I love your kitchen especially that window with the view. And, I like your idea of Post-it notes to help memorize Bible verses.

Please come see my kitchen and check out my book giveaways.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your crisp white cabinets and the warmth of the ccounter tops and the flooring. Great kitchen. Hugs, Marty

Debbie said...

You sure have it going on there...a little bit of something for everyone. Love your collection of aprons...and oh the cabinet space...is so awesome!great Kitchen:)!!~

Marie said...

Hi Alicia - Your kitchen is lovely...I like the white cabinets and the hardware. Also like your signs and collection of aprons.

Stopping by from Feathered Nest Friday. BTW, I'm having a gift raffle. Stop by and hope you will have a chance to enter. Happy Friday!

Cindy said...

Your kitchen is lovely,it's very functional and I adore the sign. Taking orders is about it when you have kids. I too love a white kitchen, it's just so easy on the eyes and I never tire of it. Wishing you a lovely weekend.
Hugs, Cindy

Tiffini said...

I love your kitchen! love the cabinets and the Ina Garten cookbook. I love watching her on Food Network:)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Alicia-
Your kitchen is fabulous!! I love the corkboard door and that you put all the kids, lists, kudos and what not up there! Plus, is it a chalkboard above the door? Love your charming little accents! Thanks for joining Feathered Nest Friday! Nice to meet you! :)

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

A wonderful kitchen! I love the cabinetry going all the way to the ceiling :)


P.S. Pop over and enter in for my SPECIAL giveaway!

Denise Marie said...

Love, love, love it!!

Kim said...

SUCH a beautiful kitchen! I spied your Etsy on your sidebar. Gonna go check that out now.

Debbie~ said...

Your kitchen is crisp, clean and just beautiful!!! I can hardly wait to have a different kitchen someday...Thanks for sharing it with us! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Finding Home said...

Really enjoyed your kitchen tour, loved your post-it scriptures! Focus is key. Enjoying your music, might just leave your page open. Thanks!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Alice, I'm drooling over your wonderful kitchen! Love the cabinets and counter tops. So glad you linked up with VIF!! Hope you're having a great weekend!

Cristie said...

Your kitchen is just beautiful! Enjoy!

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